According to , Apple is already looking into it. “The goal of this secret endeavor — dubbed E5 — is to measure how much glucose is in someone’s body without needing to prick the skin for blood.”
Putting a non-invasive blood glucose monitor in the Apple Watch could be a game-changer for diabetics.
3. Fix the Barren App Situation
Calling all Apple Watch owners: when was the last time you installed an app on your smartwatch? When was the last time you saw an app that made you want to install it? If you answered, “never” or “not in a long time” you’re not alone. The Apple Watch has an app problem. It’s not that there aren’t third-party apps for the Apple Watch — just not enough that do anything great.
To be honest, I’m not sure if having better apps on the Apple Watch even matters anymore. But it’d be great if Apple tried to make the platform more attractive for developers. Why aren’t there more Watch-specific games? Why are most apps just controls or widget-like extensions of their iOS apps? Why are there still no third-party watch faces?
2. Battery Life That Lasts More Than A Day
Another thing that I think we can agree should be lifted from the Apple Watch Ultra: multi-day battery life. The Apple Watch Ultra lasts up to 36 hours on average and up to 60 hours in Low Power Mode. The Apple Watch Series 8 lasts up to 18 hours on average and up to 36 hours in Low Power Mode.
It’d be great to not have to charge the Apple Watch X every night. And while Apple is at it, make charging even faster. I’d love to get 100 percent charge in less than an hour. Right now, the Series 8 takes 75 minutes to reach full and the Apple Watch Ultra takes 1.5 hours.
1. Switch to Qi Wireless Charging
Speaking of charging, can we ditch the proprietary magnetic charger in the Apple Watch for the Qi wireless charging standard? All my Qi-based wireless charging pads for phones and wireless earbuds would appreciate it. And it’d finally allow AirPower-like multi-coil wireless charging pads like the Tesla Wireless Charging Pad to work with Apple Watches.